Rules from Lauren:
Every Monday share one or two of songs you’ve been enjoying lately. It doesn’t have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites – just something you’d like to share with others. If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).
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Confession #1: I’m torn on my music this week, my friends. I started reading a book last week which references two amazing songs, one of which is by one of my very favorite artists. AND I love the book tie-in here on Music Monday. But then this weekend I was listening to a new release playlist from Spotify, and there are some fantastic new releases on there from artists I love.
What to choose, what to choose?
I’m going to stick with my original plan with my book tie-in this week, and save the new releases for next week. I know, they won’t be quite as fresh but we’ll work with a FIFO system (first in, first out).
I’ve been reading (listening to) the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny. If you love a traditional mystery that is heavy on character development and their relationships, this series is for you. I HIGHLY recommend starting at the beginning with Still Life.
I’m on book number 11 in the series, The Nature of the Beast. In this book, Ms. Penny weaves two music albums into her tale of murder – Harvest by Neil Young and Pete Seeger’s Greatest Hits. (Links go to the albums on Spotify.) She specifically calls out lyrics from one track of each album: Old Man by Neil Young, and Turn! Turn! Turn! by Pete Seeger.
Old Man by Neil Young
Neil Young is one of my favorite musicians, I especially love his solo albums. This is not the studio version, but a live one. I thought this was more fun to watch than a picture of the Harvest cover. 😉
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season) by Pete Seeger
Confession #2: I’ve never heard this version of Turn! Turn! Turn! before. It was recorded five or so years before the version made famous by The Byrds.
BONUS: Old Man, Sung by Jimmy Fallon
You know sometimes I just have to give you a bonus or two on these posts. Jimmy does a great Neil Young impression. And it’s so interesting to me to see Neil Young singing Old Man decades after he wrote it.
BONUS #2: Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season) by The Byrds
Confession #3 – Pete Seeger’s version was nice, but (for me) nothing beats this version by The Byrds. From the vocals to the guitar to the rhythm, it is perfect.
What are you listening to this week? Happy Monday my friends!